A Thousand Splendid Suns Analysis

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Living as an Afghan woman has never been a dreamable life. Some women have it easy, and others aren’t as lucky. A Thousand Splendid Suns is a book written by Khaled Hosseini, who gave a viewpoint from a fifteen year old girl named Mariam. Mariam is a strong-spirited girl who never really had a father figure around, so she wasn’t necessarily accustomed to the regular Afghan life. Mariam wasn’t accustomed to the Afghan life because she was sheltered for the first 14 years she of her living. She wasn’t completely introduced to arranged marriage, and she wasn’t used to having to cover herself up like the women there now have to do. There are many rules when it comes to living in Afghanistan. For example, in ATTS, after the Taliban came around and were supposed to make things better, they really just ended up making things worse. They made rules for mostly women, such as how they weren’t allowed to wear makeup or jewelry, and how they were forced to wear burqas so that way nothing on their face or body was shown since it “belongs” to their husbands. As for the men, there weren’t…show more content…
Luckily in America, we aren’t forced into a marriage with a man we either barely know, or don’t want to know in the first place. Around 50% of all women in Afghanistan are married by the time they are twelve years old, and roughly 80% of all of those marriages are arranged. Even being as young as they are, most young girls are married to men that are quite a few decades older than them, ranging from their 20’s to their 60’s. There are lots of bad things that can come from arranged marriages, for example, most men try to impregnate their wives as soon as they are married; and that can sometimes be a bad thing. Most girls this age are still growing, and so their body isn’t quite developed correctly or completely, so getting pregnant could either result in defects with the child, and/or the mother as

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